Running last weekend with a fellow diabetic I noticed that she used an app that gave her a lot of information, such as mile time, pace, and calories burned. That night I decided to check out the app store to see if I could find a decent free app that would give me the basics of my run or bike ride. I decided on three apps, RunKeeper, TrainingPeaks and Strava. I love all three apps but use RunKeeper and Strava the most right now. I know that the app store has a lot of apps and would love to hear what apps other people are using.
I don't know if this is a good or a bad thing but I'm starting to track my runs and bike rides like I track my blood sugar. This could be dangerous, I have a feeling that I will become obsessed with the information and be to hard on myself. If that is the case I may have to stop using the apps, I enjoy running and cycling, I'd love to compete professionally but right now I do not and until I do obsessing over a mile that is ten seconds slower than the others would be crazy. I need to balance the information and my exercise, a way to enjoy it and use the amazing information provided by any app that I use.